Shortages - the new normal?

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Everything is interconnected and when you fsck up one thing, it brings down the whole house of cards.   The stoopid push for alt.energy and climate "change", the world banks dicking around with our money, the pandemic fooishness, all come tumbling down.
One harbinger from ABC News:

Costco, Walmart rent out own shipping containers amid supply chain hiccups ahead of holidays
The backup of container ships off the coast of major ports of entry has greatly slowed the nation's supply chain, prompting new possible workarounds ahead of the busy holiday retail season.

Many shipping companies and retailers have struggled recently with the massive backlog of goods and soon consumers could bear the brunt of higher prices.

The onslaught of manufacturing and cargo disruptions has threatened shipping delays and epic shortages for in-demand products and retail experts have urged consumers to start holiday shopping now.

Not just holiday shopping.
Another harbinger from the International Chamber of Shipping:

Joint open letter – Transport heads call on world leaders to secure global supply chains
Since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the maritime, road and aviation industries have called loudly and clearly on governments to ensure the free movement of transport workers and to end travel bans and other restrictions that have had an enormously detrimental impact on their wellbeing and safety. Transport workers keep the world running and are vital for the free movement of products, including vaccines and PPE, but have been continually failed by governments and taken for granted by their officials.

Our calls have been consistent and clear: freedom of movement for transport workers, for governments to use protocols that have been endorsed by international bodies for each sector and to prioritise transport workers for vaccinations as called for in the World Health Organization’s SAGE Roadmap for Prioritizing Uses of COVID-19 Vaccines in the Context of Limited Supply.

Heads of government have failed to listen, to end the blame-shifting within and between governments and take the decisive and coordinated action needed to resolve this crisis.

This is why IRU, the world road transport organisation, IATA, the International Air Transport Association, ICS, the International Chamber of Shipping, and ITF, the International Transport Workers’ Federation, have come together to make an urgent plea to the world’s heads of government and the United Nations Agencies to remove restrictions hampering the free movement of transport workers, and guarantee and facilitate their free and safe movement.

Much more at the site.  This is not just a strongly worded memo - this is standing at Helmouth Gate and facing down the demons time. Not good. These lines catch my eye:

  • have been continually failed by governments and taken for granted by their officials
  • Heads of government have failed to listen, to end the blame-shifting
  • take the decisive and coordinated action needed
  • We ask heads of government to urgently take the leadership that is required

We need Adults in the room NOW.  People like Schumer and Pelosi are less-than-useless.  Biden? A joke.

History is not going to be kind to this generation of politicians. People so worried about their "legacy"
Written in the dust sent to the four corners of the apocalypse.
Flaccid fools.  Legends in their own mind.

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